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Cattle market stands, the latest Feeder Cattle Markets
have a new market feature on a daily basis-
each afternoon we are posting a recap of that day's
markets as analyzed by Justin Lewis of KIS
futures- and Jim Apel reports on the next day's
opening electronic futures trade- click
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around 5:30 PM.
Oklahoma Cash Grain Prices- as reported
by the Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture.
Cash price for canola was
$11.31 per bushel- based on delivery to the Northern AG
elevator in Yukon yesterday. The full listing of cash
canola bids at country points in Oklahoma can now be
found in the daily Oklahoma Cash Grain report- linked
Daily Market Wrapup from the Radio
Oklahoma Network with Jim Apel and Tom Leffler-
analyzing the Futures Markets from the previous Day.
National Daily Feeder & Stocker
Cattle Summary- as prepared by USDA.
National Daily Slaughter Cattle
Summary- as prepared by the USDA.
here is the Daily Volume and Price Summary from
the Texas Cattle Feeders Association.
Latest Farm and Ranch News
Update from Ron Hays of RON
Monday, June 24,
Canola Harvest Reaches Halfway
canola producers are busily harvesting the 2013
crop and Gene Neuens of PCOM says
harvest is about halfway done.
producers south of I-40 are mostly finished with
farmers near Kingfisher, Enid, and Bison getting
into full swing. He said most of the crop in those
areas has been swathed and farmers are now picking
Neuens said that swathing the crop
seems to have become the preferred method of
harvest across the state.
"They can get it
laid down and get it picked up before wheat
harvest really starts and get it out of the way.
They know they can do it. We had some guys spray
this year, but they ended up right in the middle
of harvest. Spray it with a dessicant then you end
up right in the middle of wheat harvest trying to
pick it up."
Neuens said that oil yields
were lower on the crop south of I-40 due to the
weather situation, but they've seen a better yield
from fields north of I-40. In terms of raw yields
he said farmers are seeing 45-50 bushels to the
acre and that they are pleased with that given the
conditions this year.
was my guest on "In the Field" on News 9 this
past weekend. You can see
that video by clicking here. If
you'd like to read more of this story or
listen to a longer interview, please click here.
Farm Report is happy to have
WinField as a sponsor of the
daily email. We are looking forward to CROPLAN,
the seed division of WinField, providing
information to wheat producers in the southern
plains about the rapidly expanding winter canola
production opportunities in Oklahoma. WinField has
two Answer Plot locations in Oklahoma featuring
both wheat and canola - one in Apache and the
other in Kingfisher. Click here for more information on
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they want to thank everyone for supporting and
attending the recently-completed Southern
Plains Farm Show in Oklahoma
City. The attention now turns to the
Tulsa Farm Show. The
dates are December 12-14,
2013. Click here for the Tulsa Farm Show
website for more details about this
tremendous farm show at Tulsa's Expo
States Cattle on Feed Down 3
USDA's Cattle on Feed Report released Friday was
not a friendly report, showing a continuing
decline in beef cattle inventory, placements and
Cattle and calves on feed for
slaughter market in the United States for feedlots
with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.7
million head on June 1, 2013. The inventory was 3
percent below June 1, 2012.
feedlots during May totaled 2.05 million, 2
percent below 2012. Net placements were 1.95
million head. During May, placements of cattle and
calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 390,000,
600-699 pounds were 304,000, 700-799 pounds were
555,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 800,000.
Marketings of fed cattle during May
totaled 1.95 million, 3 percent below 2012.
Marketings are the second lowest since the series
began in 1996 for the month of May.
Click here to go to our website
where we've posted an analysis of the
Cattle on Feed report by Tom Leffler and a link to
the full USDA report.
Auctioneer Takes Roundabout Journey to Get to the
Focht, this year's winner of the
Livestock Marketing Association's World Livestock
Auctioneer Championship, hails from Stillwater and
has taken a roundabout way of getting back home an
into an occupation that he loves.
went on to college at OSU and then took an
advertising job in Chicago. He said it took him
seven years of living in that highly-urbanized
environment to learn that he wanted to get back
home to Oklahoma.
"It's one of those things
you just wake up one morning and realize there may
be another opportunity at home that I hadn't
really thought much about."
friend introduced Focht to legendary auctioneer
Ralph Wade who took Focht under his wing.
soaked it up. Over the course of the last 13 and a
half, almost 14, years your chant and, obviously,
your voice gets stronger. You obviously learn more
about the industry. Your knowledge as far as value
and kind and condition of the product that you're
selling, you start to ascertain a little better
understanding of the job and the task at hand.
With that, Ron, obviously, you become comfortable
and you're really able to study your craft. With
that relaxation you become a more well-rounded
auctioneer. And with that you, obviously, hope for
can read more about Dustin Focht and his journey
to the top or listen to my interview with him by
Trade Team Examines Wheat Crop from Farm to Port,
Starting in Oklahoma
in the face of strong competition, the world's
flour millers know they can count on U.S. wheat
farmers for a reliable supply of high quality
wheat, thanks to export market development
programs. That includes millers in Israel, where
only 10 percent of milling wheat can be sourced
domestically due to a lack of agricultural land
and water for irrigation.
that relationship, U.S. Wheat Associates (USW)
organized a team of technical and commercial
milling managers from Israel to travel to
Oklahoma, Texas and Washington, DC, June 22 to 28
to examine the U.S. hard red winter (HRW)
production areas and crops, visit export elevators
and discuss trade
buyers of U.S. wheat, Israeli millers know the
United States has the premium milling wheat they
need, but since 2000, U.S. wheat has competed with
supplies from the European Union and the Black Sea
countries," said Rotterdam-based USW European
Regional Director Goris van Lit, who will
accompany the team. "By bringing team members
directly to the farm, elevator and port, they get
to see that they can trust the products, the
people and organizations that USW
they are in Oklahoma, the trade team will tour the
Gavilon Grain facility in southwestern Oklahoma,
visit wheat farmers in central Oklahoma, tour
OSU's Food and Agricultural Product Center, and
visit a bakery in Oklahoma City.
can read more about the trade team's visit by clicking
Coverage Will be Available for 2014 Crops Annually
Planted for Livestock Feed or Fodder
Tolle, executive director for the
Oklahoma Farm Service Agency (FSA), announced that
an exception has been made to allow Noninsured
Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage
for 2014 crops annually planted for livestock feed
or fodder. Crops included are wheat planted for
hay and/or grazing as well forage sorghums planted
for hay, silage, or pasture in addition to various
other annually planted forage crops.
May 1, 2013, the Risk Management Agency (RMA)
released a new pilot federal crop insurance plan
that utilizes a rainfall index to provide coverage
for annual forage crops. The Rainfall Index -
Annual Forage Insurance Plan is being tested in
six states and covers crops planted annually that
are used for livestock feed or fodder. It is
available in all counties in Texas, Oklahoma,
Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota.
Catastrophic Risk Protection (CAT) and buy-up
levels are available under the plan.
Click here for more details
on this program.
Stockyards Hosts Commercial Cattle Grading Contest
annual Tulsa Stockyards Commercial Cattle Grading
Contest will be held TOMORROW, June 25. Open
to all 4-H and FFA members across Oklahoma, the
event introduces participants to live cattle
evaluation and educates them on current grading
practices. To excel in the contest, students must
accurately assess each animal's gender, age, frame
size, muscling and body condition.
providing a tutorial for first-time participants,
officials from the Oklahoma Department of
Agriculture, Food and Forestry (ODAFF) and the
USDA grade the cattle to provide a standard
against which participants' gradings are measured.
Awards are presented to the top 4-H and
FFA individuals and teams. As a first-time
sponsor, American Farmers & Ranchers/Oklahoma
Farmers Union (AFR/OFU) will provide additional
scholarship money to the top individuals in the
4-H and FFA categories. Farm Credit of East
Central Oklahoma will sponsor lunch for all
contestants and their 4-H and FFA advisors.
Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. and
the contest will begin at 10 a.m. For more
information, contact ODAFF Agriculture Marketing
Coordinator, Jason Harvey at 405-522-5563 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, the President has announced that he will
be sharing his big ideas on how to deal with
Climate Change- in a White House produced video
released this past Friday- President
Barack Obama says he will be at
Georgetown University and will lay out his vision
on how America needs to respond to Climate
Included in his teaser
video for the Tuesday speech- the President
mentions agriculture a couple of times including
what is apparently a reference to advanced
biofuels- "We'll need scientists to design new
fuels, and farmers to grow them."
Click here to jump over to our
website and see the video released by the Obama
Administration as a lead in for the Tuesday
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